Our 5th grade English coursebook introduces pancakes as part of the American breakfast (Unit 4, Lesson 2, p. 54), but they are also included in the English breakfast. After a discussion with the 5th grade learners at the Primary School of Amaliapolis regarding what an English breakfast includes, its nutritional value and its differences from the Greek breakfast, learners were invited to try the English breakfast at school!!! They had the opportunity to drink tea, have milk with cereals and enjoy delicious pancakes! As they have said, the English breakfast is quite enjoyable and the best part of it was the pancakes!!!
Pancakes (20 pieces)
by Chris and Tsetsi Logofetov
5 cups of flour
5 tablespoons of baking powder
5 tablespoons of sugar
a little salt
5 tablespoons of olive oil
5 glasses of fresh milk
We mix all the solid ingredients in a bowl and we mix all the liquid ingredients in another bowl. We put the mixture of the liquid ingredients into the mixture of the solid ones and we mix. We put half a teaspoon of butter into a small, hot frying pan. When the butter melts, we put some of the dough in the frying pan. As soon as it starts steaming (you will see bubbbles), we turn it over with a spatula.
To see the recipe in Greek, click here.
by our 5th graders
2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of baking powder
1 vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of sugar
a pinch of salt
2 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of olive oil
(some butter for the frying pan)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and all the liquid ingredients in another bowl. Empty the liquid ingredients mixture in the flour mixture and mix until you get a smooth mash. Then, take a small frying pan and put half a teaspoon of butter in it. After it melts, pour some of the mash into the frying pan. When you see small bubbles appearing, turn your pancake on the other side. Leave it until it becomes brownish, and put it on a tray. Put your pancakes one on top of the other, so that they remain hot! Try it at home with your family and good luck! Don’t forget: you can serve them with honey, praline, syrup, marmalade … anything sweet!
THE REAL ENGLISH BREAKFAST
by Maria I.
The English breakfast is quite heavy and it is not something that they eat every day. They often eat is as ‘brunch’ (something between breakfast and lunch), because if you eat it, you will not be hungry for many many hours. The beverage they prefer in the morning is the one they enjoy during the day, meaning tea. They usually put milk and sugar in their tea. But, what is there to eat?
Sausage baked in the grill. The English sausages are very strange, they have less spices than ours.
Grilled bacon, or even fried.
Tomatoes cut in half and baked until they are soft and warm enough.
Mushrooms. They are usually roasted with a little olive oil, cooked enough to be crunchy.
Toasted bread. They usually spread plenty of butter on it.
Beans. They don’t usually boil them, they get them from tins.
Except for all these, there are also many more things to eat. They usually include black pudding, brownies, pancakes and fried potatoes. Also, there is always a bottle of ketchup, or brown sauce on the table. What do you think? Can you eat all these and not get a stomach ache?